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The “UNRIDEABLES”, a time of two-stroke terror!

Back in 2003 MotoGP saw the end of the 500cc two-stroke era in favour of the mighty 1000cc four-strokes. It also saw the introduction...

DUC TAILS

I took a stroll through Ducati SA's Centurion premises a short while ago ogling all the Duc's on display. I am a long time...

Honda RC166 and 174 – Hitting the opposition for six!

21 days of lockdown gives one time to get to things that you keep on putting on the back burner as we rush through...

Around the World Motorcycle Travellers

Nothing excited me more as a sixteen year old, than getting up at dawn on a beautiful Sunday summers morning. Throw on jeans, T-shirt...

Motorcycle Gunslingers

From the moment that engine got mounted onto a bicycle to create the first motorcycle, men have tried to make these contraptions go faster....

Motorcycle Advertising from the 1970’s

It’s fascinating to page through one of my 1977 bike magazines. The articles are fascinating in that emission standards were introduced and enforced in...

Damn! Was My Face Red!

For those of you that started your motorcycling in the early 70’s, do you remember learning to ride? Invariably it meant getting to grips...

THE DUNLOP STORY

It’s amazing how many things get invented by people involved in the most mundane pastimes. In the case of John Boyd Dunlop, back in...

Discovering a beautifully restored 1957 BSA Gold Star 500 whilst renewing...

Meeting Mike Longley proves once again that there is a silver lining to every dark cloud. As it turned out it wasn’t a cloud...

The Tuning fork Phenomenon – Yamaha Motor Company

Torakusu Yamaha was born in a small rural village in Japan in 1851. Fascinated by Western technology, he qualified as a watchmaker after completing...

The Indian Story

The relatively small American City of Springfield, Massachusetts, was founded in 1636 and has been home to some iconic American brands. Springfield Armory produced...

Quick Chicks!

There is just something about women in leathers. I’m not talking about your average rally going lady in leather pants that are meant to...